In this episode of Get a Grip on Lighting’s Conversation series about lighting controls, hosts C. Webster Marsh and Ron Kuszmar talk to the Lighting Controls Association’s Craig DiLouie about networked controls, sensors, controls education and training, and writing, among other topics.
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently introduced four new standards: standardizing iterations of lighting controls intent, navigating near-field photometry, the importance of UV lighting, and promoting a balanced outdoor environment.
Luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC), also called embedded controls, are lighting control systems in which sensors and controllers are installed within luminaires to enable autonomous, individual luminaire control. By making each luminaire a control point, control is highly flexible, responsive, and therefore generally more energy-saving. Serving as a preview for an upcoming Education Express course, this article describes LLLC technology, system types, advantages and disadvantages, studies characterizing energy savings and cost, and what’s familiar and distinctive in regards to design and installation.
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and the Lighting Controls Association recently announced an agreement to collaborate in the offering of online courses that advance students’ knowledge of networked lighting control (NLC) technology and applications.
Brienne Musselman, Education Director for the Illuminating Engineering Society, looks at seven trends that will affect professional lighting education.
The Lighting Controls Association now offers EE107B: Lighting Controls and Commercial Lighting Rebates as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), recently announced a special five-part free webinar series called “Taming Complexity.” Presented by PNNL experts and partners, this series will explore ongoing efforts to better understand and reduce the ever-growing complexity of advanced lighting systems.
In 2020, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) published ANSI/IES LP-6-20, Lighting Control Systems: Properties, Selection, and Specification. Drawing on the Lighting Controls Association’s Education Express offering as a primary source, this 111-page Lighting Practice and American National Standard provides an excellent foundation for designing with lighting control systems.
Endeavor Business Media recently announced the launch of LightSPEC West and LightSPEC Midwest, two regional events providing lighting education and solutions for buyers and specifiers of commercial, architectural, industrial, and high-end residential and decorative lighting products, controls, and technologies. LightSPEC West will take place September 21-22, 2022 at the Magic Box @ the Reef in Los Angeles, CA and LightSPEC MidWest will take place October 4-5, 2022 at the flagship Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL.
On December 2, 2021, PG&E will host a 3.5-hour webinar, “Lighting Controls Success Stories” from 9AM to 12:30PM. In this course, attendees will see case studies demonstrating successful application of lighting controls.